The effects of global warming and rapid urbanization have made events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and tornadoes more frequent and deadlier than ever before. Yet, our approach to saving lives during these disaster scenarios hasn’t kept up.
The innovation gap is further magnified by a lack of funding. The international community spends less than .5% of its global aid budget on mitigating the risks posed by natural hazards. Meanwhile, it spends 5x as much on disaster response operations.
We think there is a better way. In order to meet current-day challenges and prepare for the future, rescuers must be equipped with the latest tools and technologies to enhance their performance in the field.